Trying to build a healthy diet? This food pyramid is essential! Healthy Snacks & Baked Potato Chipsby dip foods Healthy Baked Foods
Is it too late to start working on your overall health? Absolutely not! Don’t let anyone convince you into believing that there’s ever a wrong time to work on you and your health goals.
Let’s start with baby steps – building a healthy and sustainable diet that will benefit you long term, while getting you that hot bod. Cause let’s accept it – there are two main sides that are super crucial to your fitness journey, exercise and diet! Out of which a correct diet is paramount.
This time we’re going to take you through a list of foods that are essential to your overall health and immunity, foods that will keep the bad guys like cancer,etc. away , foods that promote optimum health. These foods are part of the anti-inflammatory pyramid. It is now a proven that inflammation is the cause of disease and sickness, and by including these food items in your diet, you can banish inflammation once and for all! Let’s start from the top of the pyramid
1. Foods to eat sparingly
Like the pointer suggests, these are the foods that you should consume in the least amounts or super sparingly.
Decrease your intake of alcohol, processed candies, white bread, or anything that is not natural and has undergone a barrage of processes. All this artificial processing strips away the naturally present nutrients from the foods and renders it useless. If anything, processed foods have a high glycaemic index, that increases the amount of sugar in your blood and can cause conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart conditions.
What you can do however is include a piece or two of 70% dark chocolate and an occasional glass of red wine in your diet, both of which contain anti-oxidant qualities and can be good for you eaten in moderation.
2. Foods that you can eat in moderation
These foods are good for you but because of of their rich macro content, it is better to watch your portions.
This part of the pyramid includes complex carbs like whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes and protein rich food items like quinoa, beans, legumes, chicken, shiitake mushrooms, fish, etc.
This also includes foods like almonds, avocados, extra virgin olive
oil, etc. which include good fats that are essential to your overall
Switch to using extra virgin olive oil over processed fats like vegetable oil and butter.
Baked Potato Chips are an effective solution since they are low calorie but have a good amount of healthy fats.
You need to include at least one serving of protein per meal and a fistful of carbs in
Your meal in order for it to be balanced and nutritious for you. Of course you can play with portions depending on your personal goals.
3. Foods to you can eat lots of!
Do your happy dance, cause these items are the ones you can eat to your heart’s content and not feel guilty about. Include a minimum of 4-5 servings of cooked or raw veggies like carrots, spinach, broccoli, beets, onions, peas, squashes, sea vegetables and washed raw salad greens.
Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, grapefruit, red grapes, plums, pomegranates, blackberries, cherries, apples, etc. are low in glycemic index and rich in antioxidants as well other health friendly nutrients. Include at least 1-2 servings of fruits in your daily meals. Grab some cheese, fruits and Baked Multigrain Strips for the perfect mid-day snack.
With the summers coming in, enjoy a nice tumbler of unsweetened iced green tea, which is a proven anti-inflammatory food item.
4. Secret additions!
There is one super healthy spice that is so deeply rooted in Indian culture, it has in a way become synonymous with us. This special secret spice is Turmeric! It is super anti-inflammatory, has a mild taste and can be included in any meal of the day. Even a cup of low fat turmeric will go a long way in keeping you healthy, believe us!
Knowing what you put in your body in the form of food, is very important because that is the base of how your body endures the daily wear and tear. So include these tips in anyway you can, and keep being healthy and happy.
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